Lisa completed her law degree in 2011 and subsequently worked in the criminal justice system and with those with hearing disabilities. Lisa started as a family paralegal with the firm in 2013, where she gained direct experience of dealing with a complex workload.
Following completion of her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Lisa started her role as a trainee solicitor in September 2016. She has completed placements within our Family, and Debt Recovery teams. More recently, she completed a placement within the Wills & Probate team, predominantly dealing with Wills, Probate, Enduring / Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. This is the area of law she hopes to return to once she is fully qualified. Lisa is currently taking a seat in our Conveyancing Department for the final leg of her training.
Lisa has a passion for working in the community having previously volunteered at Survive, a local charity offering support and advice to victims of domestic abuse, and more recently trained as a ‘Dementia Champion’, having attended the training by the Alzheimer’s Society. On becoming a ‘Dementia Champion’, Lisa says:
“Raising awareness and supporting those with dementia in the community is important. The disease is close to my heart as my grandmother had vascular dementia and so I have seen first hand the effect of the disease on the person. Following the training, I have a better understanding of dementia and how I can support clients who are living with the condition in making their experience with us accessible and easier.”
Lisa is also assisting the firm in becoming a dementia-friendly law firm and will roll out the information sessions in-house to new members of staff as part of their induction, as well as to the wider community.